Getting Mails from the client?

Nicolas Sebrecht nicolas.s-dev at
Tue Nov 18 16:38:50 GMT 2014

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 04:12:52PM +0100, Kay wrote:
>    Hi everyone,
>    I have a special question. Is it possible to get mails from the client?
>    The setup looks like this.
>    iPhone with a configured IMAP Mail Server and Mails local. The IMAP
>    Mail Server is now gone forever. But the Mails remain on the iPhone.
>    Now I want to setup an OfflineIMAP Server to say to the iPhone Mail
>    client: Give me all your mails that you have locally. Is that
>    possible?
>    I did read the IMAP RFC and it seems the command "APPEND" or "COPY"
>    should be able to do that. Or I`m wrong?
>    Any help would be appreciated.

OfflineIMAP is a IMAP client only. There is no OfflineIMAP server but
there are open sources IMAP server out there like dovecot.

I have no idea if an iPhone IMAP "server" (!?) could provide your mails
over Wifi to the OfflineIMAP client.

Nicolas Sebrecht

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